Thursday, March 3, 2011

Do You Really Trust Bachmann to Cut Entitlements?

Per Politico

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) — so fond of accusing the Obama administration of foisting socialism on an unwilling America — has apparently been the recipient of about a quarter of million bucks in government handouts.

Liberal site Truthdig links to an Environmental Working Group analysis of federal agricultural subsidies and found that the Bachmann family farm, managed by her father-in-law until his recent death, received $251,000 in farm payments between 1995 and 2006.

Bachmann’s financial disclosure forms indicate her stake in the Wisconsin farm is worth up to $250,000. Her income from the farm has grown from $2,000 a year a few years back to as much as $50,000 for 2008.

Destroy socialism! Right Bachmann? Just so long as it isn't your favored form of socialism.


Anonymous said...

Dan you are on fire. Ha ha. Good work.


DanL said...

Thanks Martha.

BOSMAN said...

Do you think Fox News will ask her to comment on this? I don't!

Anonymous said...

It's her Father-In-Law's farm.

I would guess her husband is the connection. They file joint tax returns.

So in reality, It's her husband who is making the money on this. Her indirectly, though him.

I don't see this as a big deal.


DanL said...

Zeke, the article says the farm was managed by her father-in-law, not that it was his farm. The article refers to the farm as the Bachman family farm and says that her income from it in 2008 was $50,000.

She didn't do anything illegal here. This just shows that she is a hypocrite and these actions destroy her credibility on entitlement reform.

Anonymous said...


I was assuming if she's married, Bachmann is her married name? Therefore her husband's families farm.


Ann said...

I like Michelle better than Palin. Then again, I hope I don't have to vote for either.

OhioJOE said...

Yes I hope I do not have to vote for either Mr. Romney or Mr. Daniels.